Recognize Temporal Things
An ambitious couple found their “dream house.” It was a spacious home on a wooded hillside overlooking a beautiful scenic valley. The house had been vacant for a few years and needed many repairs. The couple bought it and spent several years and thousands of dollars to restore it to its original elegance. When they finally finished, they made a disheartening discovery. For years, termites and carpenter ants had been at work in the wooden structure of the house, and now its supporting beams were unsafe.
An automobile enthusiast waited for years to finally own the car of his dreams—an expensive sports car with sleek lines and a powerful engine. However, in a few years he began to notice little mounds of rust poking through the shining surface of the car. The salt used to melt ice on the roads was contributing to the disintegration of his car.